Maverick Maniac's Musings

January 29, 2013

2013 Omaha Women’s Soccer Schedule is Released!

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Schedules,Women's Soccer — Jon Green @ 12:57 pm

While we aren’t even into February we have the 2013 Omaha women’s soccer schedule and I for one was excited to see it!  Let’s go through the schedule and take a look at what we’ve got. Bold for home games, * for Summit League games.

Day of Week Date Opponent Location Time (CT) Record Last Year Conference Last Year Conference Finish Last Year RPI Last Year
Sunday 8/18 Kansas (Exh.) Lawrence, Kansas 1 PM 10-8-2 (3-5-0) Big 12 6th 78
Friday 8/23 New Mexico State Las Cruces, New Mexico TBA 2-14-3 (0-7-1) WAC 9th 285
Sunday 8/25 UTEP El Paso, Texas TBA 10-10-0 (3-8-0) Conference USA 10th 185
Friday 8/30 Northern Colorado Al F. Caniglia Field 7 PM 6-7-5 (4-2-3) Big Sky 5th 189
Sunday 9/1 North Dakota Al F. Caniglia Field Noon 1-13-1 (0-9-0) Big Sky 10th 317
Friday 9/6 Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa TBA 8-9-2 (3-2-1) Missouri Valley 4th 250
Sunday 9/8 Wyoming Al F. Caniglia Field Noon 8-8-2 (1-5-1) Mountain West 7th 142
Friday 9/13 Montana Al F. Caniglia Field 7 PM 12-6-3 (6-2-1) Big Sky 3rd 147
Friday 9/20 Creighton Omaha, Nebraska 7 PM 3-13-3 (0-6-0) Missouri Valley 7th 268
Sunday 9/22 Missouri State Al F. Caniglia Field Noon 8-8-2 (2-3-1) Missouri Valley 6th 174
Sunday 9/29 Indiana State Al F. Caniglia Field Noon 8-10-3 (2-3-1) Missouri Valley 5th 218
Saturday 10/5 South Dakota* Al F. Caniglia Field 7 PM 2-13-3 (1-6-1) Summit League 9th 319
Friday 10/11 North Dakota State* Fargo, North Dakota 4 PM 8-10-0 (5-3-0) Summit League 4th 270
Sunday 10/13 South Dakota State* Brookings, South Dakota 1 PM 6-9-2 (4-3-1) Summit League 5th 272
Friday 10/18 Denver* Al F. Caniglia Field 7 PM 17-3-4 (6-0-2) WAC 1st 25
Sunday 10/20 Kansas City* Al F. Caniglia Field Noon 6-9-4 (3-4-1) Summit League 6th 256
Friday 10/25 Oakland* Rochester, Michigan TBA 11-6-4 (6-2-0) Summit League 1st 106
Sunday 10/27 Fort Wayne* Fort Wayne, Indiana TBA 10-8-1 (5-2-1) Summit League 2nd 173
Friday 11/1 IUPUI* Al F. Caniglia Field 7 PM 3-14-2 (1-5-2) Summit League 8th 305
Sunday 11/3 Western Illinois* Al F. Caniglia Field Noon 13-6-0 (5-3-0) Summit League 3rd 231

Denver made the NCAA Tournament as an at-large and defeated Colorado College in the first round and Maryland in OT in the 2nd round before losing 3-0 to #1 Stanford in the 3rd round. Oakland defeated Ohio State in overtime in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament before losing to Texas A&M 3-0.

So a few things to note. First of all Omaha plays nine games on Friday, one game on Saturday, and nine games on Sunday. Their home games are four on Friday, one on Saturday, and six on Sunday. The Friday games are all scheduled for 7 PM and the idea of a Friday night game under the lights at Caniglia is very exciting. As is the Saturday night 7 PM kickoff with South Dakota to start the conference schedule. Sunday games are at noon.

Omaha will play all of their non-conference games in August and September before Summit League only play in October and early November. Omaha is home for five of the nine Summit League games and home for six of their 10 non-conference games. Despite not traveling as much this year Omaha got some good names to come to town. Most everyone has heard of Northern Colorado and North Dakota from the NCC Days while Montana and Wyoming are decent names and Missouri State and Indiana State are known from their MVC play.

Here’s a breakdown by RPI: Omaha was 294th last year.
0-50 – 1 – 1 home
51-100
101-150 – 3 – 2 home and 1 away
151-200 – 4 – 2 home and 2 away
201-250 – 4 – 3 home and 1 away
251-300 – 4 – 4 away
301+ – 3 – 3 home

A decently balanced schedule with not a horrible difficult road portion. Four of the eight road games are against teams with RPIs between 251 and 300 last year. Omaha travels to the SW for games at New Mexico State and UTEP, a nice combination of teams because they are so close together. The other two road games are at Northern Iowa and Creighton, very easy trips and one of course in town on a Friday night.

In the Summit League Omaha does have to travel to teams who finished 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th last year. Omaha was 7th last year and should have a chance to finish at least that high again this year if they can win what should be some winnable conference games at home.

Also Omaha travels approx 5,412 miles this year to get to their road games, slightly better than last years 6,471 miles.

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